I love this song.
This is such a beautiful and moving song. Priscilla Ahn’s voice makes me feel so peaceful and calm. Every time I listen, I feel such a deep connection to it. It makes me feel hopeful that any dreams are possible. If I want to “fly from the highest swing” then I will.
“I asked God who I’m supposed to be
The stars smiled down on me
God answered in silent reverie
I said a prayer and fell asleep”
This idea of wondering who you are supposed to be in life, whether you ask yourself or some higher being, is the entire basis of my happiness project. I asked myself what I want from my life, what makes me happy, and unhappy, and how I want to be perceived by the world- then organized my personal virtues, came up with my commandments, and thought about resolutions that can help me get to where I want to be in life.
“Now I’m old and feeling gray
I don’t know what’s left to say
About this life I’m willing to leave
I lived it full, I lived it well”
This is what I want to feel at the end of my own life. When I’m old and gray, I want to feel like I lived my life in the best possible way. “No regrets” is my last commandment for a reason- I don’t want to have any big regrets from life when I look back on it in my old age. No “could of”, “should of”, or would of-s” for me. Not only do I want to be happier now, in this moment, but my main purpose or goal for my life as a whole is to be truly content at the end.
My happiness project is just my structured plan of attack, so to say, for all things happiness in my life. It is a means to an end. So far, I think it is helping me be more intentional and reflective. I may not always chart my resolutions, like I am doing now, but I hope to constantly have small goals or larger resolutions for my life, and to always be achieving them. I have more happy days than sad days- so I must be doing something right!
“Dream” by Priscilla Ahn is beautiful- I love it and I wanted to share it with you. It’s my official happiness project song!